I ran into a little snag this evening with Firefox while trying to enable the Firebug Extension. Firefox gave me the typical message about restarting for my changes to take effect — but after restarting, nothing had changed and the restart message was still there!!
I must have restarted ten times before I realized it just wasn’t going to work itself out. So I turned to Google, and found a fix on the MozillaZine forums:
- Shut down Firefox.
- Look in your Profile Folder and delete these three files:
- Restart Firefox.
Firefox will recreate the deleted files, rescanning your add-ons as it goes.
This did cause some add-ons I’d previously disabled (but left installed) to becoming enabled again. So I had to go through and re-disable them, then restart Firefox one last time to get back to where I was before things went awry. But it was much better than what I thought I was faced with (i.e., creating a new profile from scratch)!!